The 17 Best Minecraft Seeds in 2023

Use these seeds to grow a specific Minecraft world

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Minecraft starts new players off in a vast open world, but what if you have an idea of where you want to begin the game? We've rounded up the best Minecraft seeds to help give you a head start.

What Are Seeds in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, a seed is a code used to generate your world. Usually, the game gives you a random number when you create a new world, but you can enter your own custom seed code. Players share seeds so that they can start the game in their preferred biome with access to specific resources.

How to Use Minecraft Seeds

On the Minecraft world selection screen, select Create New. In the world settings, go to Advanced and click under World Seed. Enter the seed number, then select Create.

Advanced and World Seed field highlighted in Minecraft world creation settings

Best Minecraft Seeds

These seeds were tested on Minecraft Bedrock version 1.9.2. The results may be different depending on your version.

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Three Strongholds

An inactive End Portal in Minecraft

Seed: 4364519598890647509

If you want to cut straight to dungeon crawling without having to search for enemy strongholds, this seed starts you in a forest near three strongholds all within 1500 blocks of the spawn point. In addition to tons of loot and mobs, each stronghold contains an End Portal that you can activate to reach the Ender Dragon.

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Survival Island Villages

Survival Island Villages seed in Minecraft

Seed: 2218715947278290213

If you're new to survival island challenges, this seed is a good place to start since you'll spawn near a village that has everything you need. If you're playing the Java version, there will be four villages on the island for you to explore, but Bedrock users will have at least one village.

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Mangrove Jungle Island

Mangrove and Jungle biome island seed in Minecraft

Seed: -7135175970849399448

This survival island is half mangrove swamp and half jungle biome. The environment is beautiful, but not particularly hospitable, so your main goal is to make a boat and get off the island as soon as possible. If you decide to tame an ocelot, you can take it with you.

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Mushroom Fields

Mushroom Biome in Minecraft

Seed: -3832188667730420108

This seed starts you off close to a rare mushroom biome, the only biome with no hostile mobs, which makes it the perfect place for your safe house. Since you'll need a boat to get there, you might want to explore the nearby desert temple first, but beware of booby traps.

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Big Old Swamp

Giant swamp biome seed in Minecraft

Seed: 8040866539899091321

Do you feel most at home in the swamp? This seed has possibly the largest swamp biome in Minecraft ever discovered. Throughout the bog, you'll find five witch huts, several ruined Nether portals, and hundreds of frogs. If you feed Magma Cubes to frogs, you can create some beautiful Froglight blocks to light up the night.

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Mansion in a Meadow

Mansion in a Meadow Seed in Minecraft

Seed: -8024307144953402722

Most survival island seeds require you to rough it in the wilderness, but this one starts you off close to a massive woodland mansion that you can raid for resources and claim as your base. You can also find two villages near the spawn point. The mansion will only be there if you're playing the Bedrock edition.

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Lush Cavern

Lush Cave with Ancient City & Mines Seed

Seed: 8486672581758651406

Lush caves are perhaps the most beautiful biomes, and they're the only place you can harvest Glow Berries and find Axolotls to breed. From the spawn point, head toward the mountain to find the entrance to a multi-level network of lush caves.

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Mansion Overlooking a Dripstone Cave

Lush Cave with Ancient City & Mines Seed

Seed: 8486214866965744170

This seed is prime real estate. You'll spawn in a windswept savanna within hiking distance of a mansion that has an awesome view of a waterfall flowing into a dripstone cave. The mansion will only appear if you're playing the Java version, but it's still a gorgeous spot to build your base.

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Windswept Winter Village

Windswept Village Seed

Seed: -144545965546022897

If you prefer cold climates, this seed puts you in the middle of multiple icy environments. The centerpiece is a unique village that sits at the base of a towering spire. The village will only be there if you're playing the Bedrock version.

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Ancient City Seed

Ancient City Spawn Seed

Seed: 565535403532980236

This one definitely isn't for beginners, but if you want to dive right into one of Minecraft's most elusive biomes, try this ancient city seed. Keep an eye out for wardens and other malicious mobs while you look for loot. The risks are high, but the potential rewards are huge.

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Begin in the Badlands

Dripstone Cave & Ancient City Seed

Seed: 5155879575039368840

You'll begin in the badlands biome where you can find Terracotta to build your base. If you travel a little way, you'll find the entrance to a dripstone cave that leads to an ancient city. There's also a village near the starting point.

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Bamboo Panda Island

Isolated Panda Jungle Island Seed

Seed: 120637665933994616

Just like in real life, pandas are ultra rare in Minecraft, so you might need this seed if you want to see one. You'll begin on an island filled with several pandas, bamboo, and not much else. Also, like in real life, pandas aren't very useful, but they are undeniably adorable.

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Snowy Mountain Valley

Circular Snowy Mountain with Ancient City Seed

Seed: 37590468043465965

Ideal for hikers, this world features a vast valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. To find it, use the teleport command or travel to coordinates X=8474, Y=110, Z=5651. Beyond the mountain range, there's a nearby village, an End Portal, and an ancient city.

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Cluster of Structures

Structure Cluster Spawn

Seed: 3546842701776989958

Tired of wandering around the map searching for specific structures? This rare seed has a desert village with an outpost, a Nether Portal, a desert temple, and a shipwreck. There's a variety of biomes in each direction, so you shouldn't have to stray far to find anything you need.

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King of the Mountain

The View from 1.19

Seed: 5147723731320877628

Want to reach the highest point possible in Minecraft? You'll start in a stony peaks biome where you can ascend to get a breathtaking view of your Minecraft world. You'll see dozens of different biomes and structures from the tallest peaks. Travel southwest of the spawn point and descend inside the mountain to explore ancient cities.

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Biome Sampler

Biome War Island

Seed: 5890542

Many players consider biome samplers to be the best Minecraft seeds because they give you wide access to a variety of resources. This seed spawns a massive island with nearly every biome and structure in the game, so you can do practically anything without much exploring.

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Coral Lake Paradise

The Lush Cave of Coral Lake

Seed: 599282705

You'll start in the badlands, but if look around. you'll discover the entrance to a lush cave on the side of the mountain. Look down the cliffside in the water to see a majestic coral reef lake that flows into a large coral reef biome. Head east of the starting point to find villages, temples, monuments, and more.

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